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Dream pop binge

Time to explore my softer side with another binge list. Looking for the 'pop' end of the dream pop spectrum here, so not quite classic shoegaze bands like MBV etc. Give me those budgiecore recs boys I'll add them to the list! Volume 2: https://www.sputnikmusic.com/list.php?listid=191744
1Hatchie
Keepsake


Done.

LP was nothing incredible, but the early record lines up tune after tune man

Keepsake 3.3
Sugar and Spice EP 3.1
2Fazerdaze
Morningside


Done

Fantastic catchy dream pop, exactly the kind of stuff I'm looking for here.

Morningside 4.0
Fazerdaze EP 3.4
3Memoryhouse
The Years


Done

Also really nice, although I mostly dug the first EP and not so much the rest, don't kill me budg

Soft Hate 3.1
The Slideshow effect 2.8
Choir of Empty Rooms 3.4
The Years EP 3.75
4The Boo Radleys
Everything's Alright Forever
5Turnover
Peripheral Vision


Gotta rejam this I'm not sure I'm happy with my own soundoff
6Sea Oleena
Sleeplessness


Done

Love this, like Grouper in dream pop version. I want to rejam it all anyway. Edit: well I rejammed it all and this is so lovely. Had an even better listen of the LP this second time round. Edit: new LP is just as good aye

Weaving a Basket 4.1
Shallow 3.9 > 4.1
Sleeplessness EP 4.2 > 4.1
Sea Oleena EP 3.8
7Flyingpool
Flyingpool Demo


Done
Nice and from Belgium, will have to keep an eye on those guys
Flyingpool Demo 3.6
8Two People
First Body


Also have to rejam this, unsure about my soundoff
9Helen
The Original Faces


Done
Liz Harris going dream pop, nice but not as great as her dronier things.
The Original Faces 3.0
10Lydia
Illuminate
11Trespassers William
Noble House


Done
Surprised I really didn't click at all with this band given their super high ratings. I might come back to their discog in a couple years because, you know, tastes change, but right now this really isn't my cuppa. Perhaps I should try Having again since I liked it a lot more than the rest.
The Natural Order of Things EP 3.05
Noble House EP 2.95
Having 3.6
Different Stars 2.7
Anchor 1.5
12The Sundays
Goodbye
13Frankie Cosmos
why am i underwater?
14Porches.
The House


Done
Not really dream pop, but to be fair I wouldn't quite know how to describe this. Quite an erratic band that has the merit of exploring a lot of directions even within each individual record, but that often struggles to make them work. The only consistent thing is sadly the vox which are reliably whiny and annoying. I liked the electronica turn on the last record, and a couple songs might maybe stick with me, but I'm not sure I'll even follow their future stuff. To be fair none of their records were majorly bad.
The House 3.1
Water EP 3.0
Pool 3.55
Slow Dance in the Cosmos 2.2
Je T'aime EP 2.2
Summer of Ten EP 3.45
15Grandaddy
Last Place
16The Blue Nile
A Walk Across the Rooftops
17Night Flowers
Night Flowers EP


Done
I don't feel like they ever really found their potential, except maybe on the first LP and the s/t EP. This is all nice, but it just has a hard time creating emotion for me? Last album really didn't hit at all for me, quite a disappoint.
Fortune Teller 2.55
Wild Notion 3.7
Hey Love EP 3.05
Glow in the Dark EP 3.15
Night Flowers EP 3.65
18Mellow Gang
Adjourn


Done
Short but really sweet discog. The EP is more on the psychedelic side and is quite rough over the edge albeit still great fun, but the LP displayed fantastic improvement that I am really happy about. This is exactly the type of music I was looking for here and I'll be jamming Adjourn a lot while waiting for their next output.
Adjourn 4.0
Play EP 3.4
19Best Coast
California Nights
20Why Bonnie
Nightgown


done
Small discog so far, but I'll listen to what comes next. First EP didn't convince me a whole lot although it sure was nice, but the breadth of genres displayed on Nightgown with good execution makes me think this is definitely a band to wach.
Voice Box EP 3.8
Night Gown EP 3.65
In Water EP 3.1
21Dum Dum Girls
I Will Be
22Pi Ja Ma
Nice To Meet U


Done
A little, sweet ball of cute fun with a rich sound that doesn't feel grandiose or perhaps history-worthy just yet but that I'll still happily jam again.
Nice to Meet U 3.9
Radio Girl EP 3.75
23Copeland
Blushing


Reminder to also check Lulls in Traffic while I'm at it (side project)
24Beach House
Thank Your Lucky Stars


Done

A band that makes good songs, but that really tires me quickly on album format, especially on their earlier records. 7 and Bloom do show signs of improvement, with the band's composition occasionally getting fuller and more interesting, but it's not quite there yet. Looking back at it I feel like I am overrating the whole thing, but this is not a band that made me want to really dig again into their discog to revisit my ratings (bar the occasional track), despite never being truly bad. Just, idk, dull? Not my cuppa

7 3.86
Thank You Lucky Stars 3.0
Depression Cherry 3.65
Bloom 3.75
Zebra EP 3.5
Teen Dream 3.5
Devotion 3.45
Beach House 3.3
25Lush
Split
26Washed Out
Within and Without
27Dots (.........)
Points
28Scarling.
So Long, Scarecrow
29Mercury Rev
Yerself Is Steam
30Sleep Party People
Sleep Party People
31Phoebe Bridgers
Stranger In The Alps
32Low Roar
ross.


Done

Yet another band where I think the connection to dream pop is tenuous, if at all existent. But then again who believes sput tags. For the most part it is essentially folk/folktronica with some timid ventures into more ambient territory. Unsurprisingly I liked those ambient phases best as the singer has a tendency to sing too much and to not leave room for the instruments to breathe, and also to sing too much of the same melodies, which makes more vocally adventurous tracks like Slow Down stand out. A band that to me is yet to make a bad album, but also is yet to make a stunning one. I did also really like the atmosphere on the first album, sort of relaxing mountain spring vibes.

Inure EP 3.5
Ross 3.35
Once in a Long Long While 3.6
0 3.4
Low Roar 3.6
33boa (UK)
Twilight


Done

Definitely more of a songs band than an album band as they have really excellent songs (that track from lain yes but others too) but don't really make strong albums overall. This is less true of their last album which despite lacking some truly standout tracks is still imo much more consistent overall. I fail to see much dream pop here as this is mostly alt-rock, but hey who believes sput tags anyway.
Get There 3.4
Twilight 3.3
Tall Snake EP 2.0
The Race of a Thousand Camels 3.25
34Kinoko Teikoku
Long Goodbye
35Wild Beasts
Boy King
36Helena Deland
Drawing Room


budgie
37Lillet Blanc
Lillet Blanc


Done
budgie rec
I really loved the first EP with its super dreamy flavour of dream pop, but Casco Bay whilst displaying some good ideas rarely succeeds in execution I think.
Casco Bay 3.2
Lillet Blanc 3.9
38Hazel English
Wake Up


Done
Her EPs are both gorgeous and some of my favourite finds in this binge, but like many people it seems I was a bit underwhelmed by the safer, less dreamy and less catchy direction she took on her LP. I'll still follow her future output, but I hope she does bring back a bit more dream pop DNA next time.
Wake Up 3.3
Just Give In EP 3.9
Never Going Home EP 3.8
39The Radio Dept.
Clinging to a Scheme


boney
40Too Young To Go Steady
Dropout


Done
budgie
Please release more guys? The best way I'd describe this is indie pop/rock that gives me the exact same feels I get from post rock a la God is an Astronaut and the likes without being post-rock itself (or when it is, it has vocals). Just plain awesome and might grow on me.
Dropout 3.95
41Belly
Star


done
weepey bananey's rec

Honestly I wasn't all too convinced by this band. I'm not even sure how much I'd tag them dream pop, it's mostly alt rock really I guess? They consistently have good ideas that they turn into ok but completely generic songs. There were a couple highlights here and there but this isn't a band I'm really planning on coming back to.

Dove 2.8
King 3.1
Star 3.0
Slow Dust EP 3.15
42The Ecstasy of Saint Theresa
Pigment


weepey bananey
43Technicolor Teeth
Can You Keep Me Out of Hell


weepey bananey
44Blonde Redhead
23


johnny
45yeule
Serotonin II


Done
johnny's rec
She certainly has some dream pop influences but I don't know if I would call her music dream pop per se. She makes a lot of glitchy or ambient electronica stuff, and frankly it is quite lovely. I like her style and will be following her future output.
Serotonin II 3.85
Come EP 3.05
pathos EP 3.65
Yeule EP 3.3
46Spangle call Lilli line
PURPLE


johnny
47Fishmans
Long Season


johnny + rellik
48the day
Midnight Parade


Done
dewi + budgie
Very sweet band that'll stay on my radar. I owe both their records a second listen. They both felt like they lost a bit of their flavour mid course and fell a bit flat towards the end, but some tracks are splendid. Edit: the last EP felt really convincing instrumentally and really dull vocally, what happened? Idk but I still think they have very strong albums in them.
Soon I Will Forget EP 3.3
Midnight Parade 3.7
Strangers With Familiar Faces EP 3.6
49Tallies
Tallies


Done
dewi's rec
This has some nice songs, but it's quite bland most of the time. On the pop rock side of things I would say but with a dream pop tone, with sounds cool and gets cool in a few tracks, but doesn't always work really.
Tallies 3.1
50Warpaint
Heads Up


el_newb
51Candy Claws
Ceres And Calypso In The Deep Time


Done
dedex rec
While this sure is quality stuff, I simply didn't click with the band's hazey, blurry, distorted aesthetic. It evoked A Sunny Day in Glasgow to me, but with less compositional backbone to justify it. I can't help but feel like they conceal rehashed idea behind a wall of effects from time to time, instead of the aesthetic complementing the tracks. I mean the last album reuses a lot of melodies repeatedly (cf the closing track). So yeah this was a fine listen but I don't feel the urge to check them out again any time soon
Ceres And Calypso In The Deep Time 3.5
Hidden Lands 3.65
Dreams of the Sea Life 3.6
Two Airships / Exploder Falls EP 3.05
52Cocteau Twins
Heaven or Las Vegas


dedex + literally this whole website
53A Sunny Day in Glasgow
Sea When Absent


Done
Rec from NOTANAUTHORITYONTHEGENRE
An interesting band which I'll be watching and whose gigs I'll be looking out for, although I did prefer their more exploratory earlier works. I feel like they struggled to redefine their sound after LP2, but Sea When Absent was a good sign of this new poppier direction. I need to re-listen their first LP because I had a weird first listen experience.
Sea When Absent 3.6
Planning Weed Like It’s Acid / Life is Loss EP 2.75
New Christmas Classics EP 2.5
Autumn, Again 3.1
Ashes Grammar 3.9
Scribble Mural Comic Journal 3.5 (temp)
54Julia Brown
to be close to you


Done
Not really dream pop but I'll lump it in here. Really enjoyed the crass prod on their debut, and their latest LP was quite nice. Not so much of a fan of their EP though.
An Abundance of Strawberries 3.65
Library B/W I wanna be a witch EP 2.9
to be close to you 3.8
55Telepath
一緒に別の夜


Rellik
56Wild Nothing
Nocturne


Abe
Of course
57Melody's Echo Chamber
Melody's Echo Chamber


Abe
58School of Seven Bells
SVIIB


Abe
59Baby Formula
Baby Formula


Done
Rec from Abe
Oh man that's a lovely band I'll be watching. Very tasty and lush blend of dream pop, shoegaze and the occasional post-rock guitar with Chinese vocals. Just a precious debut that shows a lot of promise.
Baby Formula 3.75
60indigo la End
Shiawase ga Afuretara


Done
Rec from Abe
I have a hard time seeing these guys as a dream pop band whatsoever (but maybe that is because I am illiterate in the genre), but I still had a fun time with this nice, lighthearted, mathy/indiey J-rock discog. The band's output is generally good but felt rarely truly memorable and not samey except on this album here and their second EP, but then again I am not used to J-rock in general so maybe it was just me. My ratings in the 3.5 range are a bit unfair to compare/rank, because I took ages to go through their discog and the conditions varied a lot. I think I'll still follow their output.
Nureyuku Shishosetsu 3.55
Pulsate 3.55
Crying End Roll 2.9
Aiiro Music 3.4
Shiawase ga Afuretara 3.95
Ano Machi Rekodo EP 3.3
Yoru Ni Mahou Wo Kakerarete 3.6
Nagisanite EP 3.8
Sayonara, subarashi sekai EP 3.3
61Cigarettes After Sex
I.


Abe
Pretty sure I've heard this before I started rating stuff but alright
62A Beacon School
Cola


Abe + neek
63Macaroom
swimming classroom


Abe
not sure this qualifies as dream pop? aye
64Panda Riot
Infinity Maps


Done
Abe
I really, really like this band. They are full of ideas and surprises, their records throw fun riff after riff at you, and their overall shoegazy/dreamgazey aesthetic is really neat. And all of this is all true even of their debut. On Infinity Maps, unlike on said debut, they found great prod to support their sound, but I still feel like they struggle with album construction and could do with a bit more banger-type vocals to truly attain success. It's a band that takes their time to release each record, and I think they may well have great things ahead of them because they certainly aren't running out of ideas. Will follow of course.
Infinity Maps 3.9
Northern Automatic Music
Far And Near EP 3.75
She Dares All Things 3.8
65Life on Venus
Encounters


Abe
66Whirr
Distressor


Abe (dreamgaze)
67Tokyo Shoegazer
Crystallize


Abe (dreamgaze)
68Pinkshinyultrablast
Everything Else Matters


Abe (dreamgaze)
69Blood Cultures
Happy Birthday
70Alvvays
Antisocialites


Done
dedex's rec
A fun band with a few nice jams, but while their first LP felt imperfect but promising, I didn't quite enjoy the direction they took on its follow up. Will still check their future output, but this feels like a band I will retain some songs from but not really full records, apart for background listening or something (on a surf trip say).
Antisocialities 3.4
Alvvays 3.5
71DIIV
Oshin


Done
I wasn't sure I'd like this band because the first record felt a bit underwhelming and bland, mostly nice and instrumental dream pop without very many high points, but the second one improved nicely - although it went on for way too long - and the third one, shifting to a more distorted, shoegazy, Nothing sort of style managed the turn in approach with success, becoming my fav LP by the band. Let's see what they bring next.
Deceiver 3.7
Is the Is Are 3.5
Oshin 3.6
72Parades
Foreign Tapes


Done
not dream pop but self-reminder to jam this
Well it's indeed not dream pop, more like indie rock with a bunch of different flavours and influences. It is super cool, yet I wasn't too in awe really, feels like I need to give this another chance.
Foreign Tapes 3.6
73Elemantra
Foreign Breath


o whoad yo (shoegaze?)
74Vansire
Angel Youth


Twlitch
75Lunar Vacation
The Lunar Vacation EPs


Done
I dug both of their EPs and this is definitely a band I'll watch. Their vibes are so happy and summery it is fantastic. All they need is a bit more maturity in terms of album construction and sequencing and it'll be a dope LP whenever they come up with one.
Artificial Flavors EP 3.8
Swell EP 3.6
76Northern Picture Library
Alaska


from sturgis' list
77Twin Shadow
Eclipse
78Lanterns on the Lake
Gracious Tide, Take Me Home
79Nights
Whisper


from parkinsun's list
80Another Sunny Day
You Should All Be Murdered (Three Songs)
81uchu nekoko
Kimi No Youni Ikiretara


done
from park's second list

Soft dreamy cuddly stuff for weebs and nonweebs alike. I have to say the second EP stands out by moving away from the dreamy stuff into more of a funk pop/city pop vibe and yall should check it out. Some really sweet tracks that I'll come back to and a band I'll certainly watch, but that is yet to come out with a strong dreamy record imo.

Kimi No Youni Ikiretara 3.3
Summer Sunny Blue EP 3.6
Hibi No Awa EP 3.2
82The December Sound
The Silver Album


from park's second list (shoegaze)
83Tearwave
Different Shade of Beauty
84Endling (UK)
Proper Nouns


by sput user anatelier
85Requin chagrin
Semaphore


Done

Well this wasn't really dream pop at all. At best you could describe it as surf rock with some dream pop prod and aesthetics I guess, but the tag is a bit of a stretch. This is nonetheless an ok listen, never terribly bad, but also struggling to ever stick in memory with surf tunes that all blend into one another. The fact that it's in French unfortunately makes it all sound cheesy to me which is a bit unfair on the band. Not a band I really plan on following closely, but I suppose if you are in search of surf rock to populate a playlist it won't hurt to give them a listen.
Semaphore 2.9
Requin Chagrin 2.8
86Pastel Ghost
Abyss
87VIM
UKIYO


done
budgie's rec (or his friend's I guess)

First EP was super catchy, second EP shifted style towards something more ambient and atmospheric and I don't think they made it work as well. Still nice though

Waiting EP 3.6
UKIYO EP 3.75
88Beach Fossils
What a Pleasure
89Aseul
Slow Dance


stolen from abe
90Yukari
Echo


Done
Stolen from abe

Single record discog so far so see my soundoff.

Echo 3.65
91M83
Dead Cities, Red Seas and Lost Ghosts


rellik
92Snarls
Burst


Done
atari's rec

Very nice, it is just one album so see my soundoff. A band I'll be watching!

Burst 3.8
93Desert Medicine
Desert Medicine


Done
budgie's rec

I need more from these guys, this was really pretty and I didn't want it to end after three short tracks. Will be watching those guys for sure.

Desert Medicine EP 3.9
94Gia Margaret
There's Always Glimmer


Done
budgie's rec

Her first album shows great potential, but I feel like it is somewhat immature in that it feels like she is looking for a direction and not quite settled yet. The second album moves almost entirely away from the dream pop/indie pop aesthetic and on its own wouldn't make Gia relevant to this list since it is pretty much ambient music, but I find it very pretty and relaxing. I'll be watching what she releases next.

Mia Gargaret 3.8
Theres Always Glimmer 3.6
95Laura Gibson
Empire Builder


budgie
96LEMOLO
Swansea


budgie
97clairo
Immunity


Done
neek's rec
Not super convinced overall. Her bandcamp discog has some really nice sadfolk songs that's true, but for the most part it's not really music I'd consider even publishable given how badly recorded it is and how little thought was put in record construction. Feels a bit like lazily uploading drafts and presenting them as fully worked music. In her defence idk if that's really what she intended it to be. Her sadfolk could have been really nice on a fully worked LP though bcs there was potential, but for Diary and Immunity she went a much more electronic/pop direction, and while that's fine it feels like she's still looking for her direction. I'll watch her in the future because there is potential, but as it stands her catalogue isn't hugely marking.
Immunity 3.25
Diary 001 EP 3.3
Brains A Bus Station EP 2.0
Creased Laundry EP 2.8
Growing EP 2.5
Metal Heart 2.7
Moth Girl EP 2.75
Aquarius Boy EP 2.9
Late Show EP 2.7
Have A Nice Day EP 2.7
Do U Wanna Fall In Love? EP 2.5
98Doprah
Wasting


eclipseinyourgaze
99Craft Spells
Idle Labor


gherkin + budgie
100Julee Cruise
Floating into the Night


dexbrah
101Polygon Woods
Post Space


done
budgie's rec

Really cool Aussie psych/indie rock band, with rather remote dream pop leanings. The s/t is a bit of a draft but quite a promising one, and Post Space is an excellent realisation of that draft's potential. Better prod, better ideas, heavy use of synths, heavy psych haze - love it. The single (I don't think it's an actual EP at least?) is cool but it makes me more excited about the LP it prefaces rather than in and of itself.

Window Seat/ Rabbit Holes EP 3.1
Post Space 3.9
Polygon Woods 3.6
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